Tisserand is committed to delivering outstanding products based on ethical aromatherapy principles. Its aim is to offer the finest essential oils and aromatherapy personal care products that enhance your well-being with 100% pure oils and organic, wild crafted or ethically harvested ingredients, and all products are Vegan certified. All Tisserand products are based on aromatherapy principles. Aromatherapy is the practice of using volatile oils known as essential oils, to promote psychological and physical well-being. Essential oils are the pure 'essences' found in flowers, berries, grasses, roots, seeds, bark, fruits and herbs, and are extracted mainly by steam or water distillation. Essential oils consist of tiny aromatic natural chemicals that aid in a variety of health, beauty and hygiene conditions. The benefits from these can be received via massage, bathing, vaporisation and inhalation.
Robert Tisserand's mother first introduced him to aromatherapy, leading to a passion that continues to this day. At the age of 17, on a train taking him back to boarding school, Robert Tisserand decided he wanted to share the benefits of essential oils with others, to improve their health and happiness. In 1974 after years of practising as a massage therapist and healer, he started the Aromatic Oil Company from his bedroom in South London. During the next decade, Robert hand-bottled the oils, hand-wrote the label for each bottle and packed the parcels that he would despatch from his local post office. Robert's first book - The Art of Aromatherapy - was published in 1977. It was in 1985 that a new company, Tisserand Aromatherapy Products Ltd, was formed, allowing Robert to act as essential oil and formulations consultant; he continues in this role to this day.
The Tisserand product range is constantly evolving, sourcing new ingredients that are mild to the skin and, when possible, organic and so kinder to the environment. Tisserand only uses pure essential oils and absolutes, directly derived from plants, so they are entirely natural and deliver unique therapeutic and aromatic properties. Tisserand uses alternatives to the cleansing and foaming agents SLS/SLES, such as ALS, which is derived from coconut oil, to deliver mild foam that is kind to the skin. The alternatives to parabens used (e.g. potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate) are just as effective in microbiological/challenge testing, but milder to the skin. Tisserand is free from phthalates, formaldehyde, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, aluminium compounds, triclosan, BHA and urea. Tisserand does not use animal derived ingredients, ingredients are not tested on animals and is certified by the Vegan Society.